2022, affiliate links

Five things to buy for a more organized school year

This post contains affiliate links. My children went back to school this week. I myself go back to school this week. We have established a pretty good routine, but as always, we will need to readjust once I start back to work next week. Here are five products that make our lives run a little… Continue reading Five things to buy for a more organized school year

2022, life as a lumber

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

I haven’t posted this week because life has been a bit crazy. Here is why: Our oldest daughter E has begun middle school. She is eleven and in grade 6, while our youngest daughter A is six and in first grade. Both had a great first week of school. We also had a great week… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

2022, backyards, fire pit patio, garden, Pin-spired projects, Pinspiration, yard

Beautiful Backyard Spaces: A Pinterest Roundup

As you know, our backyard and back porch are currently undergoing a bit of an upgrade. I am planning to write some individual posts on our back porch project and our yard projects shortly, but for now I want to share some "Pin-spiration." If you're new here, "Pin-spiration" is just my made-up terminology for things… Continue reading Beautiful Backyard Spaces: A Pinterest Roundup

2022, children

My “new school year” resolutions

Tomorrow is the last day of July, so August is literally right around the corner. My children have a week and a half before returning to school, but I myself have three weeks left of summer vacation. I am a huge fan of reflection and goal setting. The end of each school year affords me… Continue reading My “new school year” resolutions

2022, Christmas in July

Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

The Inn at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN Recently, my family and I went to Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for my daughters’ dance competition. While the rest of the team stayed at a different hotel, we have always wanted to stay at Inn at Christmas Place. I’m really glad we did- not only was… Continue reading Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN